Susan Phares, University of Central Oklahoma
Susan Phares, a Nursing junior at the University of Central Oklahoma, is highly concerned about the poor treatment and neglect that senior citizens experience. Susan takes it upon herself to inform her fellow students of the needs of this forgotten generation, building student concern and interest in their needs. Susan takes groups of students from the Volunteer Activities Council to a local nursing home to help students grow beyond their comfort zones. Susan has also worked with senior citizens in Peru and Canada during international service trips.